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November 24, 2014
 
 
Canadian Excellence

Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarship



The following is for general information only. See the website for the Trudeau Scholars Program for full details.

Applications are available online, and students are responsible for ensuring they have met all the eligibility requirements and have adhered to the scholarship application guidelines.

Students seeking a nomination from Wilfrid Laurier University must submit a Notice of Intent (NOI) to FGPS@wlu.ca by September 22, 2014 at 4:30 PM (see Application Process below for more details). FGPS will notify candidates whether their application will be supported based on the assessment of their NOI.  Supported candidates must complete a full application and submit it electronically to FGPS@wlu.ca no later than November 7, 2014, by 4:30 PM.  Please note "Trudeau Scholarship Application" in subject line of email.

Value
  • $60,000 per year (including an annual travel allowance of $20,000)
Duration of Award
  • up to three years
  • during the third year, Trudeau Scholars may apply for a thesis writing scholarship or a dissemination scholarship, for a fourth year of financing
Eligibility to Apply
  • Be a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant applying to a doctoral program in the social sciences and humanities or registered full-time in the first or second year of such a program at a Canadian university, OR
  • Be a Canadian citizen applying to a doctoral program in the social sciences and humanities or registered full-time in the first or second year of such a program at a foreign university, OR
  • Be a foreign national [with a preference for candidates from the developing world] applying to a doctoral program in the social sciences and humanities or registered full-time in the first or second year of such a program at a Canadian university
  • Present a research project linked to one of the four themes of the Foundation
  • Be nominated by a university
Selection Criteria
  • Have a track record of academic achievements at the level of the highest standards of the world’s most prestigious doctoral scholarship programs
  • Possess exceptional skills that will enable the scholar to engage in lively exchange with other researchers
  • Intend to work in an area related to one or more of the Foundation’s four themes (Human Rights and DignityResponsible Citizenship; Canada in the World, and People and their Natural Environment) and have an expressed desire to contribute to public dialogue

Application Process 

  • students must submit a Notice of Intent (NOI) to FGPS@wlu.ca by September 22, 2014 at 4:30 PM (NOI must include: a CV; all postsecondary transcripts (copies accepted at this stage); a 300 word statement that outlines how intended work relates to one or more of the foundation's themes and ability to engage in academic and public dialogue)
  • FGPS will notify candidates by September 29, 2014, if their application will be supported 
  • supported candidates complete and submit a full application to FGPS@wlu.ca by November 7, 2014, by 4:30 PM
  • recommended applications forwarded to the national competition by November 28, 2014

 

Questions? Consult the website for the Trudeau Foundation or contact Cherie Mongeon, Graduate Financial Aid and Awards Officer.